Jenna von Oy Welcomes Daughter Marlowe Monroe
Jenna von Oy‘s baby girl is here!
The Blossom actress welcomed her second child with husband Brad Bratcher on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 12:35 p.m. in Nashville, she confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.
Daughter Marlowe Monroe Bratcher, who arrived weighing 7 lbs., 4 oz. and measuring 18.25 inches, joins big sister Gray Audrey.
“We are so blessed to welcome another healthy, beautiful, profoundly enchanting baby girl into our family!” the couple tells PEOPLE.
“Little Miss Marlowe is already very loved and adored, and we are savoring this special bonding time we have with her.”
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As for their second child’s name, the proud parents put together a list of their favorites after they found out they were expecting — but it was 2-year-old Gray who ultimately sealed the deal.
“We began mulling over names at the beginning of my pregnancy, and came up with a few we were fond of,” von Oy, 37, says. “When we mentioned them aloud in front of Gray, Marlowe was the name that resonated most with her. She started referring to her future baby sister by name from that point on, and it stuck!”
And the sisters’ bond has only strengthened from there. “Gray was wonderfully sweet and affectionate when she met Marlowe for the first time, immediately asking to sit and hold her,” von Oy shares. “She gently caressed Marlowe’s cheek, smiled down at her and carefully gave her a kiss. It was an incredibly moving moment to witness.”
After a hiatus from her PEOPLE.com blog series, von Oy returned in June with some big news — she was pregnant!
“Our hearts are overflowing with love, and Gray is simply over the moon about becoming a big sister!” the mom-to-be, who also appeared on Celebrity Wife Swap, wrote at the time.
And now, with her baby girl having made her big debut, von Oy is taking more time off to focus on her new family of four.
“I’ll be taking a brief hiatus from my PEOPLE.com blogs for a bit, as my family and I spend some much-needed time with our new arrival,” she says. “Not to worry, however, I’m in the process of writing my book, Situation Momedy, which will be released in 2015 through Medallion Press, so this isn’t the last you’ve heard of me!”
She adds, “In the meantime, please continue following my adventures on cradlechronicles.com. I thoroughly enjoy hearing from all of you!”
— Anya Leon